We've been aggressively searchingÂ for a store or nursery selling white climbing roses. We'd like to plant themÂ to climb around a few doorways of the house and courtyard.Â Not just any type, but the old-fashion climbers with the fragrant aroma.
Since most roses are shipped for planting in January, we figured we'd search early (we started in November) and place an order if necessary to get just what we wanted. Much to our surprise, so many of the retail stores and nurseries have greatly reduced their depth of selection of roses.Â Many of them nowÂ only carry the so called 'Super Bloomers' which require less maintenance but also have little or no smell!
So this morning, I decided to search online. And guess what I found...not one, but two varieties of old-fashion white climbing roses!
Jackson and Perkins has been famous for their roses for years. And their webiste, (www.JacksonandPerkins.com) had just what we were looking for. With all the searching,Â I found just what weÂ were looking forÂ in the warmth and comfort of our own home.
Take a look at the two we like best...
Â Sombreuil Antique Climbing Rose
Â Romantic, antique form and fragrance!
Clusters of white, double ruffled flowers shine in the dark and are drenched with tea rose perfume. Remarkably easy to train on pillars and trellises, or to let wander along a picket fence. Shipped bareroot.
Rosa Sombreuil / Shipped as Bareroot /Cream,White /Small,Rounded buds / Blooms 3"-4" / 100 petals / Dark Green foliage / Strong,Tea Rose fragrance / Full Sun / Height: 8 ft - 12 ft / Due to state restrictions this cannot ship to: CAN, PR
Â Sally HolmesÂ® Antique Climbing Rose
Â Big clusters of dainty flowers all season long!
This vigorous and hardy shrub, created from a cross between Ballerina and Ivory Fashion, unfurls fistfuls of enchanting single white flowers from peachy pink buds. The blooms blush a delicate pink as they age. Very disease resistant. Light, sweet fragrance. Own-root rose. Shipped bareroot.
Rosa Sally Holmes / Shipped as Bareroot/White /Pointed,Small buds / Blooms 3.5" / 8 petals / Dark Green foliage / Light,Sweet fragrance / Full Sun / Zones 5-9 / Height: 6 ft - 12 ft / Due to state restrictions this cannot ship to: CAN, PR
Thank you Jackson and Perkins!